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2012 Olympics: Taekwondo rule changes
Jul 26, 2012
The opening of the 2012 London Olympics is only a day away. Olympic teams from 204 nations will compete for a total of 302 gold medals in 26 different sports. Taekwondo has become an international sport, and the preliminary match starts on August 8. Competing for a total of 32 me...


Sports meet art: Korea Sports Art 2012 arrives in Londo...
Jul 25, 2012
As the torch relay continues its journey around the British capital, Korean visual artists have gathered together for Korea Sports Art 2012, a group exhibit in celebration of the upcoming London Olympic Games, slated from July 27 to August 12. Beginning on July 20, Korea Sports A...


Sailor-inspired Korean uniforms take center stage at Lo...
Jul 25, 2012
Photo courtesy of Korean Olympic Committee The Korean uniform was selected as one of the best-looking uniforms for the London Olympics in Time Magazine.The July 20 edition of the weekly magazine classified South Korea’s Olympic uniforms as one of the best outfits, stating that ”T...


Olympic fever heats up London
Jul 25, 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are just around the corner, set to kick off at 5 a.m. on July 28 (Korean Standard Time). Most of the events participated in by Korean athletes will air in the evenings due to the eight-hour time difference between Korea and London, meaning sleep...


Revisiting past Olympic memories
Jul 18, 2012
In 1948, Korea proudly became one of the privileged nations to go to London for the Olympics. It was the first formal sporting event participated in by Korean athletes, who waved the Taegeukgi, Korea’s national flag, in the opening parade. While this scene was witnessed by m...


Taekwondo, taking Hallyu farther
Jul 11, 2012
As Hallyu continues to introduce modern and traditional Korean culture to new audiences, the traditional martial art of taekwondo is enjoying growing visibility and popularity across the world. The sixth annual World Taekwondo Culture Expo opened on July 6 in Muju County, Jeollab...


Fresh faces, big dreams on Korea’s Olympics roster
Jul 11, 2012
With this year’s Summer Olympic Games fast approaching, the excitement surrounding South Korea’s London-bound national team is continuing to grow. Although much of the attention has centered on big names in long-popular events such as taekwondo, swimming, and weightlifting, the u...

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Korea to aim for top ten in London
Jul 02, 2012
The 2012 London Olympics, the largest sporting event of this year, is within sight, and the South Korean athletes who will represent the country in the event are more determined than ever to do their best, sweating hard with last-minute preparations. The London Olympics is going ...


Rising global icon Park Tae-hwan generates higher expec...
Jun 19, 2012
Korean swimming sensation Park Tae-hwan was selected by Yahoo as one of the most promising athletes to watch at the 2012 London Olympic Games along with 15 other competitors. Yahoo Sports chose 15 global icons who have the potential to become the next Usain or Phelps based on the...


Weightlifters ready to lift the world
Jun 07, 2012
On a day in May, the weightlifting gymnasium in the Taereung National Training Center is filled with short, pointed shouts and grunts by the weightlifters and thuds of barbells falling to the floor. The weightlifters representing South Korea have just competed at the 2012 Pyeongt...